In the couple days since my last post I realized there were a bunch more products I wanted to share. So here goes.
Vanilla Bean Paste
This stuff is AWESOME. I use it in anything that calls for vanilla. Cookies, whipped cream, whatever. It gives you that glorious flecking you get from scraping out a vanilla bean, without the work (or insano cost).
Flavored Agave Syrup
Agave syrup has a lower glycemic index than other forms of sugar, and a great smooth taste. I love the cinnamon or vanilla flavor in my coffee or tea, and I use them to cook with as well. They have a ton of flavors, including tangerine-ginger, lavender, and peppermint.
Central Market Tortellini
I love these frozen pastas. The pumpkin filled one is gorgeous with a little butter, parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts. The arugula filled one is great with any tomato or veggies sauce. They’re so flavorful on their own, that I can use whatever I have available to whip up a quick sauce and it’s bound to be tasty.
Bottled Minced Ginger
You may have already guessed that I’m a ginger addict. This paste lasts a good long time in the fridge, and I use it in so many things. I will often sub it for ground ginger in baked goods, and overdose on it in stir fries. Highly recommended.